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MOUSEMAN FURNITURE VALUATIONS
Collectors Items 1. Furniture Lot – Mouseman table and six Mouseman chairs.
This is a desirable solid oak pin tray by the celebrated cabinet maker Robert “Mouseman” Thompson, dating from the early 20th Century. It bears the Thompson.
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Mouse an history . – Mouseman Visitor Centre
Thompson, Robert [ known as the Mouseman of Kilburn] — , woodcarver, was born on 7 May at Kilburn Hall, Kilburn, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, the sixth son and seventh of the eight children of John Thompson c. You do not currently have access to this article. Please login to access the full content. Printed from Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Sale Date: April 18, Auction Closed. ROBERT THOMPSON OF KILBURN A PAIR OF MOUSEMAN Robert Thompson. ROBERT THOMPSON OF.
Robert Lawrie was a notable British alpine and polar equipment specialist and racing car driver. The suite of ‘Mouseman’ furniture includes handsome examples of bedroom and dining room furniture in Mouseman’s trademark adzed oak and pollard oak. Robert Lawrie was a personal friend to Thompson, and is believed to have commissioned these pieces for his family home around Lawrie’s financial success came from his range of mountaineering shoes and equipment which he personally developed having become a keen mountaineer himself in the late s.
His shoes were worn in the Everest expedition led by Hugh Ruttledge, as well as John Hunt’s Everest campaign. The Lawrie Glacier in Antarctica is named in his honour. The quality of the workmanship, it goes without saying, is second to none. It is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to offer such a wonderful collection after it passed. The current vendors added sympathetically to the pieces acquired from the collection of Robert Lawrie, selecting pieces of a good colour from the same period.
Early Mouseman suite linked to Everest campaign resurfaces at Bonhams.
Robert Thompson (designer)
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Date: 19 Aug. Location: East Boldon, Tyne & Wear.
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Winter often brings the field mice indoors as they forrage for food, but here at Top Banana we were happy to offer sanctuary to one rather different mouse that has just come through the door The works of Robert Mouseman Thompson and his workshop are very keenly collected today and thanks to our fantastic group of dealers we get to see a good array of genuine Mouseman pieces throughout the year including this very nice vintage coffee table that dates to the s or 60s that has just come in.
Robert mouseman began creating his furniture for local parish churches around the time of the first world war and famously added his trademark mouse in
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Born in Kilburn in , the son of the village’s jobbing carpenter and stonemason, Thompson was inspired by the splendid medieval carvings at Ripon Cathedral to create his own oak furniture in the British vernacular tradition. He accepted his first of many ecclesiastical commissions in from the church at Ampleforth. The use of the adze for shaping and smoothing surfaces gave his furniture its distinctive rippled appearance.
He later wrote:. I and another carver were carving a huge cornice for a screen and he happened to say something about being as poor as a church mouse. I said I will carve a mouse here and did so, and then it struck me, what a lovely trademark. The family firm of Robert Thompson’s Craftsmen Ltd continues in Kilburn, using the same traditional techniques and skills Thompson perfected. However date can be key to pricing. As a general rule, the earlier the piece, the closer it will be to the original design and the better its colour and patination.
With some notable exceptions, such as the desirable series of bird and animal carvings, collectors make a distinction between pieces made during the Robert Thompson era pre and those made by a subsequent generations of the family firm. However, as many classic designs are still being made, shape and form seldom give a clue to the date of a piece.
ROBERT THOMPSON AND HIS WORK
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Description: Robert Thompson – Mouseman Pair of Early Oak Candlesticks. ( – ) modernist nude figures, oil on board, signed & dated LL, 8in. x.
A pair of carved oak squirrel bookends by Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson will feature in the May sale at the Lincoln auction rooms. Mawer on Wednesday, May Auctioneer John Leatt said: “These bookends date from the earliest period of the Mouseman’s work and were brought in to the auction room during one of our regular valuation days. By , he had taken over the family firm and was producing items of furniture inspired by the medieval carvings in village churches and nearby York and Ripon Cathedrals.
His carved mouse trademark signature began when one of his craftsmen commented that they were ‘as poor as church mice’. He immediately carved a mouse on the church screen he was working on. Thompson dedicated his career to producing simple, well-made pieces in English oak using old-fashioned. This meant that much of his pieces have a rippled, uneven surface. The highly collectable, novelty tin has pivotal wings, is gold in colour and marked with ‘Crawford’s Air Service.
Vintage Robert Mouseman Thompson Oak Pin Tray
This extremely interesting attraction is a must for everyone, not only those interested in Having just visited Ampleforth Abbey and seen examples of his work we decided to travel the short distance to see where it all began. Robert Thompson famous for his trade mark symbol of his carved mouse , his work carried on by his grandsons.
The work shop has a viewing gallery where you can view craftsmen making the furniture and other items for sale , and carving the famous mouse.
The Mouseman boardroom in the old Horlicks factory bearing the date , which was valued at up to £8, but sold for £43, – the.
Following one of the wettest summers on record, we were rewarded with stunning displays of autumn colours in the wooded hills around Kilburn, providing a welcome tonic as we enter the winter months. My Great Grandfather, Robert Thompson, had a true appreciation for the natural beauty of our native trees, especially the English oak. His talent was to reflect this in the furniture he designed, particularly through the surface adzing technique, which he perfected and which is still carried out by the craftsmen here in the workshop in Kilburn village.
In this issue, we highlight three very different Mouseman installations: a high tech commercial office in the City of London; an Arts and Crafts domestic interior and an award winning pub. Anyone considering a piece of Mouseman as a gift for a loved-one, will be heartened to know that this will be one present that will last and look good for years to come. Wishing all our customers and friends a joyful Christmas and a very happy New Year. All Rights Reserved. Name and Description:.
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A wooden bookend or a bowl or a cheese board that features a carved mouse sounds like a mere novelty, yet there are warnings on, of all places, eBay, cautioning potential bidders against frauds, fakes and forgeries. Robert Thompson was an original, the…. Shop vanities and other modern, antique and vintage tables from the world’s best furniture dealers. Global shipping available. View On Black Walking around Brantingham noticed this grave with a mouse carving.
Thompson’s trademark was a carved mouse chosen because he reckoned that the rate of pay for carving church furniture made him as poor as a church mouse.
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A TINY carved mouse, normally used to mark expensive handmade furniture, was yesterday held to be a counterfeit and cost two brothers nearly pounds 8, in fines and court costs. Magistrates in Richmond, North Yorkshire, heard evidence from the brothers who were accused of selling furniture bearing a mouse trademark to auctioneers, who in turn sold it to collectors. The brothers said they had been deceived themselves and had bought the items at markets and auction houses in Bournemouth, not knowing they were fakes.
The case of the counterfeit mice came before the magistrates because North Yorkshire County Council’s Trading Standards Office was called in to investigate the sale of octagonal tables, coffee tables and bookends bearing the carved wooden mouse. The mouse is the trademark of Mouseman furniture, handmade by 35 craftsmen on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales at Kilburn, near Thirsk. The mouse was first put on to church furniture by a craftsman who, it is said, thought himself as poor as a church mouse.
It has remained ever since as a hallmark on each piece of furniture made by the family firm, Robert Thompson Craftsmen Limited. However, the company discovered some very good copies of its work were being sold in auction houses. Collectors were paying hundreds of pounds for these ‘Mouseman’ pieces on the strength of seeing the tiny carved mouse. One paid out nearly pounds for two items and another spent pounds on a coffee table, the court was told.
Yesterday Peter and David Bielby, aged 25 and 31, from Thirsk, pleaded guilty to 20 charges relating to breaches of the Trade Descriptions Act and to selling goods bearing a registered trademark. They did not, however, agree that they had made the fakes.